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We love raising the bar when it comes to nightlife safety and support a wide range of public, private and community organisations on projects and partnerships. We also work with external sexual violence organisations to deliver our accreditation programme. This ensures our training is run by expert facilitators with in-depth knowledge of the harms of sexual violence in local nightlife and how to prevent it.
We are passionate about the sustainability of frontline services that do incredible work with survivors in a harsh funding climate. In our partner areas, fee after costs enable these local charites to help more survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
If you work at a gender justice-focussed charitable organisation with a training team and are interested in delivery partnership, please get in touch!
Attitude Is Everything
Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with venues, audiences, artists and the music industry. We brought together a team of women and non-binary Deaf and disabled live music fans to workshop their ideas and experiences of safety in nighlife settings. This session was co-facilitated by GNO trainer Alex Duffy and podcaster Joy Addo. From this, we have produced a training video and online content to support our shared aims for access and inclusion for all. We’re committed to a long-term collaboration. This project is funded by ROSA.
Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support are a specialist support service for people in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Merseyside
Support, Counselling and Advocacy Service
We worked with RASA Merseyside to deliver training to premises in 2018. Read an evaluation of this work here.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Merseyside are here for anyone in the Merseyside area who has been sexually abused or raped, or who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives. They have particular experience in working with adults who have been sexually abused as children. They offer emotional support, counselling, advocacy and other services to help survivors in ways that work for them.
Greater London Authority
Night Czar Amy Lamé invited us to develop the Women’s Night Safety Charter, a London-wide commitment for organisations active between 6pm-6am, part of the Mayor’s Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and London’s commitment to the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces global initiative.
Working with the team at City Hall, we signed up more than 200 organisations to the charter and authored a toolkit to empower organisations each step of the way to fulfilling each of the pledges.
Nominate a champion in your organisation who actively promotes women’s night safety
Demonstrate to staff and customers that your organisation takes women’s safety at night seriously, for example through a communications campaign
Remind customers and staff that London is safe, but tell them what to do if they experience harassment when working, going out or travelling
Encourage reporting by victims and bystanders as part of your communications campaign
Train staff to ensure that all women who report are believed
Train staff to ensure that all reports are recorded and responded to
Design your public spaces and workplaces to make them safer for women at night
We spoke at the launch of the toolkit, the Safety Summit on Friday 19th July 2019, and continue to support the citywide agenda for change on this issue.
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA) is the Good Night Out Campaign delivery partner in Australia, trained and licensed to deliver a safer nightlife accreditation to venues, festivals, pubs, bars and clubs across the country.
RDVSA share their unparalleled insight and knowledge of the local context from decades of specialist work as the national organisation dedicated to ending sexual assault, domestic and family violence. We are proud to connect nightlife organisations and festivals with the RDVSA team. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are based in Australia or New Zealand and would like to start a conversation.
Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds are an independent feminist organisation offering a women only safe space and specialist support for women and girls in Leeds who have been affected by sexual violence of any kind at any time in their lives and need their support.
Mobile Ticketing Platform
Working with the innovative ticket platform on mission to stamp out touts, we deliver a group training workshop to a range of managers of live music venues from the DICE community that are interested in increasing their safety standards. We support the DICE team around responding compassionately to disclosures of incidents during their events and signposting effectively. Premises that sell exclusively through DICE app receive a 10% discount on the cost of accreditation.
Event Staffing Agency
This women-powered promotional staffing agency approached us to help them put worker safety at the heart of their operation. We undertook an overview of their client contracts, policies and handbook for contractors. Then we delivered two interactive workshops about sexual harassment and assault, legal and ethical frameworks, touching on consent and boundaries. We found that the team serving shots at nightclubs were experiencing high levels of unwanted sexual behaviour and weren’t always clear on their rights to safety in the workplace. We wrote two new bespoke policies on sexual harassment and safety to help Phoenix ensure all clients upheld their values and contractors felt empowered to report. We also collaborated on a clear process for managers providing support in the event of an incident, including suitable signposting to specialist services.
Phoenix Staffing said:
Working with The Good Night Out Team has been a propelling partnership, enabling long-term aims and desires to be fulfilled and expanded. We have been operating in the nightlife, festival and events industry for over ten years, with a large and flexible workforce. Providing staff to a variety of clients, with differing sites and structures, has caused us to identify that we need to have a strong voice and position within the market, to ensure that environments of social interaction are fun, enjoyable and safe for everyone involved. Working alongside Good Night Out, through workshops with our contractors, and policy creation, we have been able to form a structure to support not only our contractors, but also our client structures and overall culture of the nightlife industry. We highly recommend partnering with Good Night Out to create lasting, positive change throughout the industry.
Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid
Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Service
We partnered with Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid, a specialist service supporting women and children affected by domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, FGM or forced marriage. We trained BSWA workers to deliver our accreditation programme locally, enabling a pilot cohort of eight city centre clubs and bars to better understand, respond to and prevent sexual harassment and assault on their premises. We then surveyed nightlife users to understand their attitudes to safety locally. An in-depth evaluation is being undertaken by Dr. Zara Quigg of Liverpool John Moores university will demonstrate the impact of our work and its application in different UK nightlife contexts. This partnership is funded by ROSA.
Indian and South Asian Music Platform
We worked with The Wild City, India, to develop content for The Selector Pro, a British Council funded programme aimed at supporting women in electronic music in India. We designed two workshops for The Wild City. One was a 1.5 hr Gender Sensitisation workshop aimed at security staff across Delhi, the other was a 2hr Understanding and Preventing Sexual Violence in Nightlife session aimed at local music industry leaders. Both sessions included custom materials and supporting documents to be translated into Hindi in collaboration with local consultants, and we provided support and guidance on the delivery.
“Now I understand how to respect women.”
—Mehrunissa, Security professional who attended the gender sensitisation workshop